The Rockford Files

Season 2 Episode 18

In Hazard

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Aired Unknown Feb 06, 1976 on NBC

Episode Recap

Although supposed to be on his way to Oxnard with Rocky to look at a Semi for sale, Jim visits Beth, who is in jailed for 3 days for contempt of court. He aggresses to go to her office to retrieve some papers for a tax case she is working on, but Jim is attacked and the safe emptied. Jim reports the crime to Dennis and the pair goes to the prison to learn Beth was taken to the Hospital after being poisoned. Jim and Dennis talk to Beth who is convinced the poison was meant for Arnold Bailey, her client. Jim meets Bailey, who is more concerned about his tax felony case than Beth's well being, so Jim is not impressed. Over a taco breakfast Dennis refuses to share police information with Jim to help investigate, so Jim asks Beth for a list of what was in her safe, and becomes interested in "a letter" left by Fred Metcalfe, a union official. Jim visits Metcalfe's home and finds him dead in his garage. Beth is discharged from hospital and Jim proceeds to take her home, but they are followed. A chase ensues but Jim manages to stop them at a scrap yard, and everyone is arrested. Jim takes Beth to Rocky's, and then visits Solly Marshall, the bail bondsman for Bailey, to get an address from him. Jim finds Bailey at "two twenty seven sixteen", and chases him into the pool. Bailey confesses he and Metcalfe were skimming from the union pension fund and that Metcalfe kept a record of al the illegal transaction as protection. The gangster Marty Jordan takes both at gunpoint, forcing them into his car…
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